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How to get through TSA Airport Security Quickly and Efficiently (especially when preparing for SHOT Show)

I fly 75,000-100,000 miles every year (well, not this year with all of the Coronavirus travel shutdowns created by COVID-19 cases), accumulating well over 1,000,000 lifetime flight miles across two airlines. While there are literally tens of thousands of frequent flyers who fly more than 75-100k miles every year, this volume of flying is supposedly in the top 5% of all commercial airline passengers. In order to survive this volume of flying, I have had to become at expert at “frequent flyer survival skills.” Below are the three most important steps a traveler can take to set themselves up for an efficient, enjoyable and low-stress experience (I say low stress because only flying private is truly stress-free, but we’ll need...

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Why did Qore Performance build the EDC Coin Purse?

J.D. and I started Qore Performance with one main goal: "To liberate humans from environmental constraints." We have a few foundational philosophies that we use as a team to do this: Eliminate waste at every opportunity Make every feature serve more than one purpose as often as possible Look for meaningful competitive advantages in the margins When we began designing and developing our all-new IcePlate EXO (ICE), we found that our pattern didn't use all of our high-tech laminate. It isn't easy to build a hydrophobic laminate that is 14x stronger than steel for the same weight, so that means our material is super expensive. Like SUPER expensive. We didn't want to waste anything because that would drive up costs for...

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IceVents Universal Shoulder Pad Backpack Compatibility Guide

IceVents Shoulder Pads, our universal shoulder pads with built in cord management, are the result of a synergistic collaboration between Qore Performance and @GarandThumb.  IceVents boast a number of impressive features revolutionizing load carrying capacity: lightweight (the weight of a first class letter), ideal load distribution (IceVents use an impact-absorbing hexagonal honeycomb TPE), superior ventilation, and most relevant to this post - Universal Backpack Compatibility. What follows is a running list of backpacks that are compatible with IceVents Shoulder Pads.  Don't see your backpack?  No worries.  IceVents fit any backpack. Looking for our plate carrier compatibility chart?  Click here. Price Legend: 💲 (< $100), 💲💲 ($100 - $250), 💲💲💲 (> $250) IceVents Backpack Compatibility Chart Backpack  Main Compartment Dimensions  Material  Shoulder Strap Padded?  Ability to Route Drinking Tubes? Laptop Sleeve? Hydration...

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